Grant Wiens

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Grant Wiens represents clients on education and labor & employment matters. In the school law context, Grant began his career in Washington before moving back to St. Louis in 2013. He has represented hundreds of public school districts throughout the states of Missouri and Washington, from large districts like St. Louis Public Schools and Seattle Public Schools to smaller K-8 and rural districts. He provides general counsel in all phases of school operations, with an emphasis on labor relations, personnel matters, school administration, student civil rights, special education, and business services. He represents districts before the U.S. Department of Education, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Missouri Commissions on Human Rights, as well as defending litigations in state and federal courts. Additionally, Grant regularly devotes a significant amount of time to presentations, providing training at in-service workshops and speaking at association conferences.

Grant also serves his clients in a variety of labor & employment contexts: leading collective bargaining negotiations, addressing union grievances, investigating employee misconduct, coordinating discipline and termination decisions, drafting employee policies and handbooks, and responding to state and federal discrimination complaints. Grant is an experienced litigator who has handled matters before state and federal courts, as well as administrative proceedings before the EEOC, and the MCHR, and the DOL at the state and federal levels.

Grant has served as city attorney and local prosecutor for municipal corporations, assisting with governance and personnel issues, development and enforcement of municipal codes, public records requests, and state sunshine regulations.

Outside of his work with clients, Grant is an adjunct professor with the School of Law at Washington University and in multiple graduate programs at Maryville University in St. Louis.  Previously, Grant was an adjunct lecturer at the Seattle University School of Education. He serves on multiple non-profit boards in the greater St. Louis area and is a founding member of the Grafton Street Fund, a donor-advised fund committed to supporting innovative nonprofit organizations.

Areas of Practice:

  • Education Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Municipal Law

Education:

  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Missouri Bar
  • Washington Bar

Professional Affiliations:

  • Council of School Attorneys, National School Board Association, American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Washington State Bar Associations

Charitable & Civic Activities:

  • Co-founder & Board Member, Grafton Street Fund
  • Board Director, Megan Meier Foundation
  • Board Member, American Parkinson Disease Association (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Board Member, SWIM On Foundation
  • Interviewer, Harvard University Alumni Association

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